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    Senior Member andre s's Avatar
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    I was eager to redo an old cleaver recently found in a local antique store. it was in the cast of my "antique splurge" thread. i liked the old handle, but it was coming apart.
    Decided to use cocobolo, copper spacer and copper rivets. A nice surprise was that oiling the handle brought out some of the exotic wood colors that are in the same pinkish/orange hue as the copper.
    Was hoping to emulate the handle "kerfs" but chickened out as this re-handle was a PITA to begin with...crooked tang + decided to try a copper spacer. i didn't want to press my luck.
    Also, turns out it's a foster bros. after a bit of cleaning, the faint mark was uncovered.

    original cleaver:


    cleaned and re-handled:









    next step will be to put a better edge on it

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    Wow, good job! Love the copper spacer, seems to add that little extra

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    The handle is stunning!

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    thanks for the input, members!

    Quote Originally Posted by VanIsleSteve View Post
    Wow, good job! Love the copper spacer, seems to add that little extra
    VanIsleSteve, I sincerely appreciate it since I thought it might have only added a few extra scars on my hands and f-bombs to my karma. I think i need to invest in a few more power tools...

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